Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Kuli-kuli is a West African fried snack made with peanuts that is popular in Nigeria, Benin, northern Cameroon and Ghana.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Ghanaian, Vegan, Vegetarian, West African
Servings: 20 kuli-kuli
Author: Sarah-Eden Dadoun
  • 8 oz. peanuts , salted and dry roasted
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ΒΌ teaspoon ground chili pepper
  • Peanut oil (for frying)
  1. Grind the peanuts and ginger until smooth.
  2. Add the ground chili pepper and mix well.
  3. Squeeze the peanut paste to remove as much oil as possible. This step is very important to obtain a very crisp kuli kuli.
  4. Divide the dough into about twenty pieces and give the kuli kuli their shape: either in a stick, in a small crown, or in balls.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the dough if it does not work easily.
  6. Heat a large volume of peanut oil in a deep pan.
  7. Fry the kuli kuli over medium heat until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Enjoy hot or cold
Recipe Notes

It is possible to add a few slices of onion or cloves in the oil while frying to give an extra flavor.